According to rumors from Tech blog BGR that cites “multiple trusted sources” , indicate that Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD tablets will be powered by a powerful Qualcomm chip (MSM8974) from the Snapdragon 800 family. The company’s new models may impress with their specifications as prototype models of both the 7- and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD are said to have their processors clocked at 2GHz. The company said to expect the first devices around half-way through 2013.
The rumor also suggests that the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will have a 1,920 x 1,200 display, 2GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, optional LTE connectivity, a range of storage options from 16GB to 32GB, and WI-Fi. The 8.9-inch model is said to have the same specifications, save for a 2,560 x 1,600 display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. As usual, the tablets will run a heavily-skinned version of Android, based on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean this time, according to the rumor. Unsurprisingly, both models are said to be thinner and lighter than before.
If the rumors pan out to be true, Amazon tablets will offer stiff competition to Google’s new Nexus 7, especially if they can maintain the same $199 and $299 price points it launched with last year for the 7- and 8.9-inch models, respectively. The Nexus 7 impressed with its high-resolution screen and low $229 price.
Source: Tech blog BGR